Albert L. Hofmann, 83, of rural Van Wert, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning at Van Wert Health.
He was born on March 1, 1937, in Van Wert, the son of the late L. L. and Adela (Etzler) Hofmann. On May 31, 1964, he married the former Dolores M. Rodenbeck who survives.
Other family members include his two daughters, Annette (Kevin) Hirschy and Denise (Brad) Nicolai all of Van Wert; a son, Steven (LeeAnn) Hofmann of Columbus; six grandchildren, Chad (Whittany) Hirschy, Craig Hirschy, Cory (Taylor) Hirschy, Audrey Nicolai, Aimee Nicolai, and Gwendolyn Hofmann; and three great grandchildren, Lea, Kaelynn, and Claire Hirschy.
Besides his parents, Albert was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Pauline and Glenn Bauermeister.
Albert was a caring husband, father and grandfather. His gentle and kind spirit was a blessing to all who knew him. Albert was a 1955 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School and attended International Business College in Fort Wayne. He was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, where he had served in various offices and was currently vice president. He retired from the Van Wert County Auditors Office with 54 ½ years of service. He was a member of the Van Wert County Farm Bureau, the Van Wert County Township Association and had served on the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery Board. Albert enjoyed his grandchildren’s activities, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Harrison Township with Rev. Timothy Sims and Rev. Roger Peters officiating. Interment will follow at Evangelical Protestant Cemetery. Calling hours are 3 - 8 p.m., Friday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the Church.
Preferred memorials are to St. Thomas Lutheran Church or Worship Anew.
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